17-4-0700  Driveways and vehicle access.
   17-4-0701 Purpose. The regulations of this section are intended to ensure safe and efficient (pedestrian and vehicular) traffic flows on downtown streets. The regulations are also intended to promote economic development by ensuring safe and efficient access to downtown's commercial and employment center.
   17-4-0702 Description and Criteria for Designation.Streets that are subject to the driveway and vehicle access standards of this section:
      17-4-0702-A accommodate very high volumes of pedestrian and/or vehicular traffic; and
      17-4-0702-B serve as important connections to downtown commercial, businesses and employment area.
   17-4-0703 Designation and Boundaries.
      17-4-0703-AStreets that are subject to the driveway and vehicle access standards of this section are identified in the text of this Zoning Ordinance and shown on the Official Zoning Atlas.
      17-4-0703-B The driveway and vehicle access standards of this section may be amended only in accordance with the Zoning Ordinance Text and Zoning Map Amendment procedures of Sec. 17-13-0200 and Sec. 17-13-0300. Both a text and map amendment is required.
      17-4-0703-C Driveway and vehicle access standards apply along the following downtown street segments:
Street
Segment
From
To
Street
Segment
From
To
Class 1 North-South Streets
Canal
Jackson
Randolph
Orleans
Grand
Ontario
La Salle
Jackson
Wacker
State
Harrison
Wacker
Fairbanks
Illinois
Ontario
Michigan
Roosevelt
Oak
Columbus
Roosevelt
McFetridge
Class 2 North-South Streets
Des Plaines
Wayman
Kinzie
Clinton
Roosevelt
Lake
Canal
Roosevelt
Lake
Kingsbury
Illinois
Grand
Wacker
Van Buren
Columbus
Orleans
Kinzie
Grand
Wells
Harrison
Wacker
Field
Randolph
Wacker
McClurg
N. Water
Huron
Financial
Harrison
Jackson
La Salle
16th
Roosevelt
La Salle
Harrison
Jackson
La Salle
Wacker
Division
Clark
16th
Wacker
Dearborn
Harrison
Wacker
State
25th
Harrison
State
Wacker
Elm
Wabash
25th
Wacker
Wabash
N. Water
Delaware
Rush
N. Water
Delaware
Michigan
25th
Roosevelt
Stetson
Randolph
Lake
Stetson
S. Water
Wacker
St. Clair
Illinois
Superior
Columbus
Roosevelt
Illinois
Fairbanks
Illinois
Chicago
Class 1 East-West Streets
Walton
Michigan
Mies Van Der Rohe
Adams
Canal
La Salle
Roosevelt
Michigan
Lakeshore
Congress
Wells
Michigan
Class 2 East-West Streets
Division
LaSalle
Lakeshore
Oak
State
Lakeshore
Delaware
Rush
Lakeshore
Chestnut
Wabash
Mies Van Der Rohe
Pearson
Wabash
Mies Van Der Rohe
Chicago
Larrabee
Lakeshore
Superior
Rush
Fairbanks
Huron
Rush
Fairbanks
Erie
Rush
Fairbanks
Ontario
Orleans
Lakeshore
Ohio
Orleans
Lakeshore
Grand
Kingsbury
Streeter
Illinois
Kingsbury
Streeter
Water
State
Cityfront Plaza
Kinzie
Union
Larrabee
Kinzie
Canal
Franklin
Wacker
Van Buren
Columbus
Lake
Clinton
Stetson
Randolph
Kennedy Expy
Lakeshore
Washington
Kennedy Expy
Michigan
Madison
Kennedy Expy
Michigan
Des Plaines
Wayman
Kinzie
Monroe
Kennedy Expy
Lakeshore
Adams
Kennedy Expy
Canal
Quincy
Franklin
Wells
Jackson
Kennedy Expy
Lakeshore
Van Buren
Kennedy Expy
Michigan
Harrison
Kennedy Expy
Michigan
Balbo
Michigan
Lakeshore
Roosevelt
Kennedy Expy
Columbus
14th
Clark
State
16th
Clark
State
18th
State
Indiana
Cermak
State
Prairie
 
Figure 17-4-0703
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   17-4-0704 Standards.
      17-4-0704-A Class 1 Streets.Alleys are intended to serve as the sole means of vehicle access to buildings and uses located along Class 1 streets. New curb cuts and driveway access are prohibited on Class 1 streets. The Zoning Board of Appeals may grant variations only as expressly allowed in Sec. 17-13-1100.
      17-4-0704-B Class 2 Streets.Alleys are intended to serve as the primary means of vehicle access to buildings and uses located along Class 2 streets. New curb cuts and driveway access are permitted on Class 2 streets only when reviewed and approved as an administrative adjustment by the Zoning Administrator. (See Sec. 17-13-1003-S)
(Added Coun. J. 5-26-04, p. 25275; Amend Coun. J. 3-9-05, p. 44391; Amend Coun. J. 9-13-06, p. 84870, § 2)